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Ornamental Edibles is an international mail order seed business serving discriminating home gardeners, specialty markets growers, and hydroponic growers.
Specialty Market Growers/ Hydroponic Growers Trade
A central focus of Ornamental Edibles has been to serve growers for specialty markets such as farmers' markets, organic/ specialty produce brokers, and high end restaurant chefs. Ornamental Edibles currently supplies growers for such well known addresses as The White House in Washington D.C., the chefs at the 4-Season Restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia, Berkeley's world renowned Chez Panisse, and 5-star restaurants in Australia and Hawaii. Farmers' markets from coast to coast offer exotic varieties produced from Ornamental Edibles' seeds.
While the majority of Ornamental Edibles' Specialty Market Growers are field producers, a very large hydroponics market is emerging rapidly. The potential for further growth of this international market is outstanding because the rest of the world has been producing with hydroponics for many years.
Home Gardener Packet Trade
Ornamental Edibles home gardeners are dedicated to growing an international selection of somewhat exotic, exceptionally flavorful vegetables usually reserved for the 5-star restaurant chef. The home garden packet trade is currently the newest focus of the business. It is this aspect of the business that can easily be expanded several hundred fold. Within this trade, there is enormous growth potential for hydroponics. Seed packets for the home hydroponics grower are currently not available through any other source.
Cutting Edge Varieties
Ornamental Edibles currently offers the best and broadest selection of Salad and Braising Mix varieties in the United States. The company has aggressively pursued identifying and expanding the offerings of these crops and varieties. To extend the diversity of its offerings, great effort has been put into finding and importing new varieties from around the world.
Contracting for the production of heirloom varieties has significantly benefited the company by enabling the introduction of several varieties that are now in sufficient supply to have become popular with mainstream growers. Some of those varieties that were, for several years, uniquely the property of Ornamental Edilbes are Bull's Blood Beet Leaf, Red Russian Kale, and Magneta V Orach. Current exclusive offerings from Ornamental Edibles are Burgundy Splendor Amaranth, Albina Beet, and Belgium White Carrot.